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What is R-Value and Why Should You Care?

What is R-Value and Why Should You Care

When you check the definition of R-value in a dictionary, it is defined as the “capability of a material to resist heat flow.” That means the higher the R-value of an insulating material, the better it is at doing its job. R-value is used to help a consumer determine which material will work best to insulate a home or office.

When you want to make your home more energy-efficient, checking out the R-values of the replacement windows, doors, and insulation you are considering will help. Always aim to install replacements with higher R-values than what you are currently using.

Higher R-Value Replacement Windows and Their Benefits

Deciding to replace your old windows with new ones that are energy-efficient is a good move, particularly when your old windows have become drafty. Before you choose the new windows, it is a good idea to ask your installer which windows that fit your budget have a higher R-value. This will enable you to install energy-efficient windows without breaking your budget while at the same time getting the energy-saving benefits you seek.

Upgrading to replacement windows, replacement doors, and even new siding that comes with a high R-value can bring you a lot of benefits. Although more expensive than conventional doors and windows, these will save you money in the long run. Some of the benefits that you get include:

  • Lower energy consumption
  • Lower utility bills
  • Less wear and tear on your heating and cooling system
  • Consistent heating & cooling throughout your home
  • Longer-lasting HVAC systems
  • Better indoor comfort

Making the change will increase your property value because an energy-efficient home is considered more valuable.

Let AAPCO Upgrade the R-Value of Your Home

When you are ready to upgrade to an energy-efficient home, you should always choose a company with experience in that area. In Hampton Roads & Richmond, Virginia, the company with the most expertise in creating energy-efficient homes is AAPCO. For more than four decades, we have been helping homeowners improve their homes. We have the knowledge, manpower, and tools to improve your home, too. When you need our services, contact us online or give us at 804-214-7370 to set up an appointment.